• Martyn Hudson Watts

Call Centre - introduction

Updated: Jun 27

I am a cultural theorist, researcher and writer based in the school of Arts at Northumbria University. I have written seven books on all the things I am interested in: from Greek mythology to northern English landscapes. I am interested in big questions and specifically the relationship between individual arts practice and civilisational shifts: revolutions, ecological disaster, viral catastrophe. I take the injunction to think in planetary terms seriously in every route I take and particularly the trail from Allenheads to Killhope Law. In this project I will be responding as a writer to the artists and satellites of Call Centre.

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